welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more

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Is the theme for our PARISH-WIDE POTLUCK DINNER–Sunday, April 24, at 6:00 pm.  COME ONE, COME ALL—and bring something to share with your St Andrew’s family!  If you’d like, you can let us know what you’ll be bringing by signing up on the list in the Parish Hall…



is a free series for those who work a full day and have the unique challenge of caregiving family members, or others, as well.  The next series will run Monday evenings beginning May 9, through June 20, at 6:00—8:00 pm, in the Recreation Room at Windemere. All participants must pre-register at 1-508-560-6012 or online at powerfultoolsMV2016@gmail.com.


OUR ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC IS SUNDAY, MAY 15 AT THE SAILING CAMP (off Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs), following our 10:00 worship. (It’s also the Day of Pentecost, so wear RED!) We’ll have our traditional BBQ of dogs and burgers, and everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. COME JOIN US TO CELEBRATE TOGETHER—AND FEEL FREE TO BRING A FRIEND OR TWO!



is Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00 am, at the West Tisbury Congregational Church, and everyone is invited to bring a bag lunch and greet friends from faith communities all over the island. The speakers will be the volunteer leaders from the island’s new HOSPITALITY HOMES program, who will impart insights and information, and answer questions, about this winter’s experience, as well as the program’s intentions for 2017.



His name is Griffin McMahon, and he’s recently graduated from Juilliard School of Music. The Search Committee is so excited that God has brought Griffin to us! We’ll be welcoming Griffin for his first Sunday on June 19, 2017, so please be sure to be with us, to hear Griffin’s magic, and help to make him feel at home!



will be held at St Andrew’s Church on Monday, May 2 at 2:00 pm, for Anne Luedeman, a friend to many at St Andrew’s, who passed away earlier this year.


For Information about HOSPITALITY HOMES Click on the FAITH IN ACTION tab above HHomes Logo CROPPED




  “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 


                  Our Vestry


Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Claudia Metell, Caroline Evans, Susan Weibel, Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott and Kevin McFarland